August 20, 2016

Trump chairman Paul Manafort resigns amidst campaign shift to the right

Donald Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigned Thursday, amid mounting signs that the Republican presidential candidate is refocusing his political efforts to combine the campaign for the November 8 election with preparations for launching a fascistic political movement in the post-election period. Manafort was pushed aside Wednesday when Trump named Stephen Bannon, head of the ultra-right Breitbart News, as campaign …

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August 19, 2016

Green Party candidates at CNN town hall: Promoting illusions in the capitalist system

In a town hall meeting on CNN this Wednesday, US Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka answered questions from audience members and host Chris Cuomo, one of the network’s leading news anchors. The event was simulcast on CNN International, CNN en Español, CNNGo, and Sirius XM satellite radio—by far the most significant coverage given …

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August 18, 2016

The 2016 elections and the crisis of American democracy

The 2016 US elections mark a new stage in the deep and protracted crisis of American democracy. Political parties that have been in existence for well over a century and a half are breaking apart. New political alignments are emerging, and an extremely dangerous type of politics, in gestation for an extended period of time, is erupting to the surface. …

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August 16, 2016

The social roots of unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Once again deeply rooted social anger has boiled over in an American city against police violence. This time protests erupted in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin following the killing of 23-year-old African American Sylville K. Smith by an as yet unidentified African American police officer Saturday afternoon. Approximately 100 people gathered Saturday night to protest near where Smith …

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August 16, 2016

Trump and Democrats compete on militarism and war

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in a fascistic speech in Ohio, called for “vicious” and “extreme” methods to combat the threat of terrorism, including a crackdown on immigrants from the Middle East, expansion of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and a war of extermination against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The speech was delivered to a hand-picked, …

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August 15, 2016

The real issues in the 2016 US elections

With Election Day only 12 weeks away, the Democratic and Republican candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, are running the most right-wing campaigns in the history of the United States. Last week, Trump and Clinton each gave what were billed by their campaigns as major addresses on economic policy. They did not go beyond the demagogy and right-wing nostrums that …

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August 8, 2016

As Clinton seeks support from Republicans, Sanders hails her role in the “political revolution”

In the aftermath of the party’s national convention, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton has shifted sharply to the right, centering her campaign strategy on forging an anti-Trump alliance with sections of the Republican Party and the military-intelligence apparatus. Clinton’s criticism of Trump has revolved around claims that he is an agent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and that he will …

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August 4, 2016

Stop the war drive in Syria and Libya! Workers of the world unite against war!

Behind the backs of the American people, President Obama has ordered US military jets to bomb Libya even as the White House ratchets up its military intervention in Syria. As the Socialist Equality Party candidate for US president, I denounce these criminal actions that are causing more death and destruction in countries that have already suffered horribly from years of …

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August 4, 2016

Socialist Equality Party campaigns for ballot status in Louisiana

A campaign team of the Socialist Equality Party recently campaigned throughout the state of Louisiana to obtain ballot access for the party’s presidential ticket, Jerry White for president and Niles Niemuth for vice president. The Socialist Equality Party was on the ballot in the 2012 presidential elections, when the Socialist Equality Party ran Jerry White and Phyllis Scherrer. While Louisiana …

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